Visiting the Villages
With our trip coming to an end and our last full day in Uganda, we spent the day visiting the villages of both Pastor Dan and Monica. In the morning, we gave the Mawanda Family the donated soap and shampoo, playing cards, and Tough Outfitters hats and headbands. Right away, they tried on their new hats and headbands and they absolutely loved them!
We first visited the house and area Pastor Dan's grew up in where we met his mother, sister-in-laws, and many of his nieces & nephews. Next, we went to the area where Monica grew up and met her father. We sat in his living room, sang "Praise the Lord" together, and witnessed a sweet moment of Monica swapping her dad's beat up old hat, for a brand new Tough Outfitters Boonie Sun Hat.
Later in the afternoon, Alyssa filmed her first music video! Bonny & Jesse had the audio for "Before the World" previously recorded and found the perfect location where they wanted to film the video. Not only was filming the music video a first, both Alyssa and myself made our first music video debut. After filming that day, Bonny edited the entire video in time for us to upload it on our computer to take home with us. Check it out!
The evening ended with Monica's dad giving us a live TURKEY as a gift! The Mawanda Family invited us to their home for dinner that night and guess what was on the menu?! We helped prepare the food, played cards, exchanged photos, watched Bonny edit the video, and shared an amazing last meal together. It was bittersweet, enjoying each others company, while also knowing we were headed back home the next day.